Tuesday 20 February 2018 8:12pm

Cyclone Gita - Update 002 A state of emergency has been declared in the Nelson Tasman region following the significant continuing impact from Cyclone Gita. Tasman District Council Mayor Richard Kempthorne signed the declaration at 7:20 pm. Further flooding in Takaka likely:Following significa...

State of Emergency Declared in Nelson Tasman

Cyclone Gita Information

We'll be posting regular updates on Cyclone Gita for Tasman residents. Civil Defence Centres are open in Motueka, Takaka, Marahau and Nelson.

Read the latest storm update

Good Practice Guide to Operating Wood Burners

Whether you have an old wood burner not designed to meet clean air emission standards, or a new modern wood burner designed to operate more efficiently, it is still very important that the wood burner is operated properly to minimise the amount of smoke. Properly operated woodburners help improve our air quality.

This guide provides information about the effects of smoke from wood burners and how to reduce them. 

The guide explains:

  • why good air quality is important
  • how you can operate a wood burner to reduce smoke emissions
  • information about design and installation of wood burners
  • maintaining your wood burner
  • collection and storage of firewood.

Good Practice Guide for Operating Wood Burners

Further Information